Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
6 at 77th St.
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J. Crew goes upmarket with this posh Madison Avenue Women’s Collection boutique. The shop’s almost undetectable brass door—decorated in cursive print spelling out “ten thirty-five Madison”—opens into a modern apartment-like boutique with washed wooden floorboards and antique mirrors. The garments are more fancy and costly than what you’d find at a typical J. Crew store: examples are a wool tank top covered in silver sequins, cashmere cardigans with beaded necklines, and a white tweed cocktail dress embellished with feathers and baubles. Mixed in with these items (found only at this store and jcrew.com) are J. Crew staples such as cigarette pants, thin t-shirts, and black pencil skirts. As for accessories, there are embellished ribbon belts, chunky coral necklaces, and slouchy leather totes, plus an entire back room of shoes—from suede ballet flats and metallic driving moccasins to strappy stilettos and towering pumps with feather and rhinestone accents.Sales